Best Android VPN 2021: Our top four

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One of the things most interesting about the Android OS is the wide variety of devices it’s available in. Sure, there are Android phones and tablets. But Android also functions inside most recent Chromebooks and now — improbably, but in a fully supported way — Windows 11 devices, even Intel-based Windows 11 computers.

That diversity of deployment makes the Android implementations of VPN clients particularly interesting. If, for example, you want to run a VPN on your Chromebook, your best bet is to install an Android VPN client and let that client do all the heavy lifting. We discussed that in-depth in our Best VPN for Chrome and Chromebooks 2021 guide.

Unfortunately, the more open environment of Android means that there are many different implementations, versions aren’t regularly updated, and as this interesting piece by the NordVPN folks shows, malware is more prevalent. That makes inherent malware scanning within the VPN client particularly helpful.

In this overview, we look at four of the most popular Android VPNs. Here’s what we think:

4.3 Google Play Store average, 446K ratings Family Sharing: YesMalware Scanner: YesSimultaneous Connections: 6Kill Switch: YesPlatforms: Windows,

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